Nothing says summer like fresh lobster. In fact I waiting while they were being cooked. I got them 20 minutes out of the pot. Doesn't get much fresher than that, does it?
I made a small potato salad, an artichoke and hearts of palm salad and a big bowl of melted butter for dipping.
Mmmmmm, yummy. And there is enough for leftovers tomorrow too.
The only problem is it's not garbage pick-up week so now I have to find a "creative and non-illegal" way to dispose of the shells. Trust me - lobster shells left for 2 weeks in warm weather would not be fun.
I want to show you the visitor we had this morning. It appears he (or she) decided that our backyard was a buffet or something.
I'm not sure but I think it is a muskrat. There is a small creek that runs down the hill behind our house. He was still wet so I think that is where he came from.
He was not the least bit concerned with me. In fact, he was either posing for the camera or telling me to not disturb him.
He is kind of cute until I noticed a few holes dug in the back yard as I was trying to sneak around and get his picture. After seeing the holes - and putting 2 and 2 together, he started to look less cute and more like a varmit.
He continued to ignore me and eat his breakfast of leaves. And that is when my attention slowly drifted to the right.........and I noticed a different kind of leaves.......
My SUNFLOWER. If Mr. Varmit thinks he is getting a gourmet dessert by munching on my lone sunflower sprout - he has another thing coming. If he touches it, his days are numbered. I will show no mercy to defend my baby sprout.